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Old 04-09-2017, 18:43   #1
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Charter Hire Croatia

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We are planning to charter a 30' yacht next year (2 weeks, July), from Split, Croatia. Have had some good quotes, totted up the extras and it all seems pretty clear. Anybody out there have any strong do's and don'ts?
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Hi there

We are planning to charter a 30' yacht next year (2 weeks, July), from Split, Croatia. Have had some good quotes, totted up the extras and it all seems pretty clear. Anybody out there have any strong do's and don'ts?
Top tip, try to refuel somewhere nearby on the Thursday and not need to refuel near Split on a Friday afternoon. We were in Trogir this year on Friday 7 July at 3pm and it was CARNAGE refuelling near Baotic. There was a nasty wind coming up the channel and about 30 boats trying to hold position, no queuing system in place either. Maybe Split is better but if you can manage not to refuel on Friday then I would!

We saw two boats sustain some proper damage, one at least was with a professional skipper onboard as he was in Crew uniform (and the same charter co as our boat coincidentally) and they were two boats along from us when they limped into the marina. One of the boats got stuck on the anchor chain of a moored boat. It was frankly, a nightmare.

Where are you thinking for an itinerary? We went out of Split and North towards Skradin in May, out of Trogir in July and down to Vis, Pakleni, Brac, Solta etc if you have any questions. For the first trip, we were an older dynamic and enjoyed small islands and town quays. The second trip was a younger group with a mix of marinas and town quays.

We are back sailing out of Dubrovnik on Saturday, but don't know it quite so well that far south!

If you're heading North, we found the town harbours in Sibenik-Knin county very well organised and efficient, but we weren't as rushed to arrive early to find a space as it was pre-peak season. In Splitsko-Dalmatinka, they say you can't pre-book but we made some polite phonecalls and managed to reserve in Stari Grad and Vis Town, worth a try!
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Thanks bellasailor for the top tip re refuelling. We are a couple from New Zealand. Never sailed in Europe before and probably a lot more crowded there than here!!
Been on my bucket list for some time so really looking forward to it.
Don't have an itinerary yet. Probably want to socialise so will be visiting the tow quays, or anchoring off them.
After Croatia we will make our way to France where we have a 'tub' for a week in Bergundy.
Happy sailing!
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